2019 CGA Annual Meeting

We are excited to invite CGA members to our 106th Annual meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The CGA Annual Meeting is a once-a-year opportunity for you to network with other members, get updates on CGA activities, participate in your committee meetings, as well as attend committee meetings that you might not normally be able to attend. This coordination and communication is an essential part of CGA’s success representing the industry and developing safety standards.

This year, the Annual Meeting program has been updated to ensure that attendees at all levels find value in the event and have an engaging, exciting, and educational experience. With the generous support of our Annual Meeting sponsors, we’ve added several new events including a young professionals reception, an industry panel discussion session, a recognition breakfast for our committee leaders, new optional activities, pop up giveaways, and more.

Please use the expanding menus below to view additional information about the event. You must complete your registration and hotel reservation by March 21, 2019.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Information & Policies

Everyone attending meetings or events scheduled in conjunction with the Annual Meeting must register and pay the applicable registration fees and optional activity fees. A registration fee will be assessed if a person attends a committee meeting and does not register for the Annual Meeting. Please remember to RSVP through the CGA Member Portal for specific committee meetings you plan to attend.

Please review all meeting and registration information prior to completing your registration. As you complete your registration, please indicate the meals and optional activities you plan to attend in order for CGA to accurately arrange for seating and food and beverage.

Registration and Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 21, 2019

Register Online Today: Click Here for 2019 CGA Annual Meeting Registration
Registration fees must be paid in full by credit card at the time of online registration.

For payments by check or wire transfer, please print the registration form (PDF). Check must be made payable to Compressed Gas Association in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks drawn on a non-U.S. bank will not be accepted. For wire transfers, contact CGA for current instructions.

Hotel Reservations: Please note that CGA is no longer making the hotel reservations for the CGA Annual Meeting.
Click here to make your hotel reservation, or go to the Hotel Information & Reservations to read more about the Annual Meeting facility. 

Registration Fees

Safety Awards Banquet

You may purchase tickets for others from your company who will only be attending the Safety Awards Banquet. The cost is $150 (USD) per person. Please contact Nancy Flower for information.

Cancellation Policy

A written cancellation is required regardless of whether a fee is paid or not. All registration cancellations,  activity cancellations, and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by CGA on or before April 1, 2019. Cancellations received by this date will receive a refund, less a $50 (USD) processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date. Refunds will be processed after the meeting.

Hotel Information & Reservations

PGA National Resort and Spa
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418
(561) 627-2000

The CGA group rate is $255 single or double, and is subject to applicable taxes, currently 13%. A daily resort fee of $10 is applicable for all reservations and includes self-parking, high-speed internet access in all guest rooms, unlimited admission to the health and racquet club facilities (including bicycles and racquet ball), aerobics classes, tennis court times, 24 hour business center computer access and printing, and daily morning newspaper.

Hotel Reservation and Registration Deadline: March 21, 2019

Reserve Your Hotel Room Today: Click Here for 2019 CGA Annual Meeting Hotel Reservations

Or you can call the reservations hotline, 844-821-0028, and state that you are attending the Compressed Gas Association 2019 Annual Meeting to receive the CGA group rate. You will be required to provide your name, home or business address, email address, requested type of room, requested bed type (i.e., king, double/double, suite), and check-in and check-out dates. Room bed types are not guaranteed. The hotel will assign room types at check-in.

A guarantee will be required at the time of reservation for one night room and tax by credit card or check. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must notify the hotel at least seven (7) days prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund of the guarantee deposit.

Reservations must be made on or before March 21, 2019. Reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis and are subject to prevailing room rates. The CGA rate will be honored three days before the meeting dates, subject to room availability. No guest rooms are available in the CGA room block after April 17, 2019.

CGA has contracted with the meeting hotel to set aside a block of rooms at this greatly discounted rate for meeting registrants. CGA is contractually obligated to fill this room block and may be exposed to significant financial liability should our members fail to support this room block. However, CGA does not guarantee that rooms will be available after the deadline or once the room block is full.

Hotel Highlights:

  • Check in is 4:00 pm and check out is 12:00 pm
  • Express and video check-out options
  • Valet parking is $30 per vehicle, per night
  • Non-smoking facility
  • Fitness Center and full-service spa
    • Sports and Racquet Club/ Fitness Center; Monday-Thursday 5:30am – 9pm, Friday 5:30am – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 6am – 7pm
    • Spa & Salon times, 8:30am to 6:00pm daily
  • Dining options:
    • Palm Terrace, breakfast 6:30 am-11:00 am daily;
    • Café:Pronto open 6:00 am-9:00 pm daily;
    • IBar open 11:00 am-1:00 am daily (food served until 11:00 pm)
    • Bar 91 open 11:00 am-6:00 pm daily
    • Wave Poolside open 11:00 am-06:00 pm (weather permitting);
    • Waters of the World Café open 11:00 am-6:00 pm daily (weather permitting);
    • Ironwood Steak & Seafood, dinner 5:00 pm-10:00 pm daily;
    • Room service available 6:00 am-11:00 pm daily.

The hotel is approximately 12 miles (20 minutes) from the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). The hotel does not provide airport transportation.

Event Schedule

2019 CGA Annual Meeting Event Schedule
as of February 5, 2019

Sunday, April 14
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM CGA Registration and Information Desk
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 5k Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. *
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM Golf Outing with Lunch, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.  *
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Croquet Tournament, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.  * – NEW
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pickleball Tournament, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.  * – NEW
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Young Professionals Reception (by invitation only) * – NEW
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Welcome Reception
Monday, April 15
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CGA Registration and Information Desk
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Networking Break Area – NEW
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Chart Industries, Inc. – NEW
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Annual Breakfast for Spouses & Significant Others (by invitation only)
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Canadian Executive Committee (committee members only)
Safety and Health Committee
Specialty Gases Committee
Revision of E-9, Standard for ETFE-Lined and PTFE-Lined Flexible Hoses for Compressed Gas Service
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Liquefied Petroleum Gas Committee
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Process Safety Committee
11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Industry Lunch with Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Standards Council (committee members only)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Industry Panel Discussion – NEW
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Exercise Class: POUND, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.  * – NEW
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Fun Night and Dinner, sponsored by the Western Group *
Tuesday, April 16
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM CGA Registration and Information Desk
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Networking Break Area, Sponsored by FIBA Technologies, Inc. – NEW
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Committee Leadership Recognition, sponsored by Weldcoa – NEW
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Environmental Committee
Hydrogen Technology Committee
Industrial Gases Apparatus Committee
2019 Specialty Gases Technical and Safety Seminar Planning Task Force
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Executive Committee (committee members only)
11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Lunch and Annual Meeting of the Association
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Board of Directors (committee members only)
Distribution and Fleet Safety Committee
Food Gases Committee
Hazardous Materials Codes Committee
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cooking Class: Salsa and Margaritas, sponsored by Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.  * – NEW
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Safety Awards Reception & Banquet
8:30 PM Nightcap Party, sponsored by Taylor-Wharton
Wednesday, April 17
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM CGA Registration and Information Desk
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Networking Break Area – NEW
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – NEW
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Bulk Distribution Equipment and Standards Committee
HYCO Committee
Medical Gases Committee
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Atmospheric Gases and Equipment Committee
Hazard Communication Committee
Medical Gases Regulatory Policy Group (committee members only)
Natural Gas Technology Committee

Optional Activities

Pre-registration for optional activities is required and applicable fees must be paid at time of registration. Availability is limited – sign up early to reserve your place at these exciting events! Spouses and significant others are welcome to participate in many of our optional activities.

Sunday, April 14

5K Fun Run/Walk
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Jumpstart your day with a 5 Kilometer Fun Run/Walk! The event starts at the Sport & Racquet Club and runs through the surrounding neighborhood. The route will be clearly marked.

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests.
Price: $0 per person; includes a map of the course and water.

CGA Annual Golf Outing
11:30 AM: lunch in Bar 91
1:00 PM: shotgun start on the Fazio Course
Please check-in at the Pro Shop at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.

The golf outing will be held on the Fazio course, par 72, 7,050 yards. An average score or handicap must be included on the registration form for each golfer. All foursomes will be assigned by CGA. Prizes will be awarded to each member of the first and second place teams, and winners of the two Closest to the Pin and one Most Accurate Drive contests. More information on game play and rules will be sent out to registered players prior to the outing. USGA Rules of Golf govern all play.

Appropriate attire is appreciated on the golf course and practice areas: collared shirts, long pants or walking shorts are the norm. Unacceptable attire includes T-shirts, tank tops, athletic shorts, cut-offs, or jeans. Metal spikes are not allowed at the PGA National Resort & Spa.

Everyone must have a set of clubs. Rental clubs are available at a cost of $85, plus tax. Please check the appropriate boxes on the registration form in order for CGA to send in your rental request. You are responsible for rental charges, which must be paid at the Pro Shop prior to play.

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests; however, space is limited.
Cost: $185 per person; covers greens fee and cart fees, bottled water, and a buffet lunch.

Croquet Tournament
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Croquet is a game played on a lawn, in which colored wooden balls are driven through a series of wickets by means of mallets. Five tournament size croquet courts. Instructors will be available. Croquet players customarily wear all white apparel on court. More information on game play and rules will be sent out to registered players prior to the tournament.

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests; however, space is limited to 24 attendees.
Price: $0 per person

Pickleball Tournament
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Requires some knowledge of tennis, the pro can teach the rest. The resort has two pickleball courts. Congressman Joel Pritchard, Barney McCallum, and Bill Bell invented the game of pickleball one summer afternoon in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington. More information on game play and rules will be sent out to registered players prior to the tournament.

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests; however, space is limited to 20 attendees.
Price: $0 per person

Monday, April 15

Annual Breakfast for Spouses and Significant Others
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Enjoy breakfast while reconnecting with friends and meeting new ones.

Open to: Registered spouses/significant others only.
Price: $0 per person

Exercise Class: POUND!
4:30 PM-5:30 pm
Sports & Racquet Club, Studio A

A cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and fun of playing the drums.

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests; however, space is limited to 24 attendees.
Price: $0 per person

I Love the 80s! Casino Night and Dinner, sponsored by the Western Group
7:00 PM – 10:oo PM

Nostalgia … the music, the fashion, the movies.
Come and enjoy the night. Dress in your finest 1980s outfit! Dust off your shoulder pads! Fer sure, like totally 80s!

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests.
Price: $0 per person

Tuesday, April 16

Cooking Class: Salsa & Margaritas!
3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fun and relax time spent making salsa, margaritas, and laughter … Who makes the best?

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests; however, space is limited.
Price: $0 per person

Nightcap Party, sponsored by Taylor-Wharton
Immediately following the Safety Awards Banquet

The Nightcap Party has been an Annual Meeting tradition for many years. The event follows the Safety Awards Banquet and caps off the evening with networking and dessert.

Open to: All registered members, spouses/significant others, and guests.
Price: $0 per person


2019 CGA Annual Meeting Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 CGA Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Western Group

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
Chart Industries, Inc.
Eleet Cryogenics Inc.

Bronze Sponsor
FIBA Technologies, Inc.

Sponsorship Availability

The CGA Annual Meeting is the largest technically-focused gathering of our industry’s subject matter experts. We anticipate approximately 250 attendees, including representation from every facet of the industry. This is your opportunity to market directly to an audience of influential industry leaders.

There are several opportunities for your company to connect with Annual Meeting attendees. As a sponsor of the 2019 CGA Annual Meeting, you will support the critical work of CGA, create goodwill amongst CGA members, and increase awareness of your organization amongst attendees. Your organization will enjoy a number of benefits, including showcasing your products and services to potential clients, inclusion of your branding in meeting materials, and recognition at major meeting functions. With participants from all levels of leadership within the industry, your company will want to connect with our meeting attendees – the driving forces in the industry.

To become a sponsor or learn more, please contact Sarah Saunders.


Airport Information

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is the closest airport to the PGA National Resort and Spa, approximately 12 miles/20 minutes from the resort.

Other airport options include Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) which is approximately 29 miles/60 minutes from the resort; and the Miami International Airport (MIA) which is approximately 74 miles/90 minutes from the resort.

Ground Transportation

The hotel does not provide airport transportation. Taxi fare from PBI to the PGA National Resort is between $44-50.

Visit the airport websites for more information on ground transportation options, including car rental, taxis, shared rides, and other public transportation.

General Information

What to Wear

The dress code for CGA committee meetings is business casual, coat and tie are optional.

Dress for the Safety Awards Banquet is business formal; business suit, or coat and tie for men; business or cocktail dress for women.

A sweater or jacket is recommended for outdoor evening events. Indoor meetings and events will be in air-conditioned meeting space, so it is recommended that you bring a jacket or sweater.


Temperatures in the Palm Beaches in mid-April average a high of 82°F (28°C) and a low of 64°F (18°C).

Area Attractions

For information on things to do and places to see in the area, visit https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/.